Top ten for August from Phairo featuring Floating Points, Objekt and Todd Edwards.
The enigmatic Phairo newly emerges as a dance music artist with his extended EP ‘9’, after years in high demand producing acclaimed names in other genres such as Bruno Major, ELIZA and Sam Wills. This new project ‘9’ will drop monthly as singles before the full release on September 9th.
Fired up by working on the likes of Bruno’s first two albums, including hits like ‘Easily’ (with 295 million streams on Spotify alone), Phairo found lockdown unlocked his first love. ‘Club and dance music first got me into producing at about 16, so it felt amazing to re-enter that realm and find a new love and excitement for making beats!’ he says.
The latest single ‘Drum Workout!’ is in Phairo’s own words ‘a clubby thumper with a bonkers beat’. Cool, jazzy, exuberantly intricate percussion takes centerstage, the bones of dance laid bare, contrasted with a breakdown and climax of juddering string chords.
Phairo ‘Drum Workout!’ is out now on LG105 as part of his upcoming ‘9’ project. Get it here.
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